I knew Stephen Harper wouldn't waste any time exploiting the senseless tragedy on Parliament Hill.
I knew he'd strike when many people were still in shock, emotions were still raw, the MSM in Ottawa was still making it sound like it was Canada's 911.
And he could still scare some Canadians into believing that our country, and its values, were under attack.
And that only he can save us...
But only if we give him the powers he needs to suppress the terrorist menace,
by surrendering some of our freedoms so he can protect us better.
And sure enough there was his hapless stooge Steve Blaney today, announcing some of the latest directives from the Con Ministry of Homeland Security designed to neutralize any wannabe jihadis AND the internet.
While Great Strong Leader plotted to neutralize the opposition:
A senior government source told CBC News the government is considering a single bill that would introduce changes to the legislation governing both security officials and police.
On Thursday morning, Prime Minister Stephen Harper reminded the House of Commons that his government had already announced changes to the law governing CSIS, Canada's spy agency, changes that would include anonymity for sources and increased information sharing with other countries.
By apparently planning to including in the same bill, measures to crack down on those wannabes, along with measures that would strip us of our civil liberties. So when the opposition complains about the latter, he can accuse them of endangering the lives of Canadians. Call them terrorist stooges.
And maybe even contrive to call an election over the issue of national security.
While he slowly turns this country into a police state...
Harper also said he believes police powers need to be increased. "In recent weeks, I've been saying that our laws and police powers need to be strengthened in the area of surveillance, detention and arrest."
They need to be much strengthened, and I assure you, Mr. Speaker, that work which is already underway will be expedited."
So that he can better control and intimidate his many enemies. Real or imagined.
And while it's obvious why Stephen Harper wants to rush that fascist bill through Parliament.
Before emotions subside, and more Canadians get a grip on themselves, and understand that the gunman who stormed the Parliament building, while Great Strong Leader cowered in a closet.
Was not part of some great terrorist conspiracy...
He was a deeply disturbed mentally ill crack and heroin addict, who believed that devils were after him, charged through the doors with only four or five bullets in his ancient rifle, and was clearly on a mission of self destruction.
The Ottawa shooter was radicalized by lack of mental health services & homelessness, not Islam. He then got a gun. Focus, people! #cdnpoli
— Antonia Zerbisias (@AntoniaZ) October 24, 2014
Which only makes it more obvious, as Michael Geist Points out, why we need to resist this so-called quick fix.
This week’s terror events will leave many searching for answers and seeking assurances from political and security leaders that they will take steps to prevent it from happening again. There will be an obvious temptation to look to the law to “fix” the issue, and if the past is a guide, stronger anti-terror legislation and warnings that Canadians may need to surrender more of their privacy and civil liberties in the name of greater security will soon follow.
It won't be easy. Harper has fear and emotion on his side. And he's milking them for all they are worth.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson attended a ceremony to pay respect to slain soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and mark the return of two ceremonial guards to the National War Memorial Friday afternoon.
But if the opposition doesn't speak up now, they could find themselves having to try to counter his propaganda in the middle of an early election campaign. Which needless to say might be fatal.
So we can't take any chances.
We've heard his fascist message before...
We've rejected it before, and hopefully most Canadians will reject it now.
You know the other day Lawrence Martin predicted that Harper's stand on war and terrorism could win him the next election.
But I think he's wrong. I think most Canadians will eventually realize Harper's cheap game.
Realize that Nathan Cirillo's death should not be used to undermine the freedoms he was proud to defend...
And they will make it clear to Great Ugly Leader that he cannot scare most of us in this country. Or seek to exploit a tragedy for crass political purposes.
And will work harder than ever to defeat that fascist pig.
Before he drags us all into his piggy darkness...
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